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Ascent of Ben Lomond on 2017-06-27

Climber: Riley Layman

Date:Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Ben Lomond
    Location:New Zealand
    Elevation:5735 ft / 1748 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started off at the Creeksyde Holiday Park (very nice park) walked to the Skyline Gondola and took the Tiki Trail to the Ben Lomond track. Since it was rather late in the season (wintertime) the plan was only to go to the saddle. The trail to the saddle was fairly reasonable, little bit of snow and ice. Once at the saddle, the sign said only another hour to summit and the weather was unseasonably warm, so I went ahead and summitted. Visibility was poor but the trail was easy to follow and not a whole lot of snow on the top. Rested at the marker and came back down via the gondola. Nice scenic hike, not too many people.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4677 ft / 1425 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4677 ft / 1425 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Ben Lomond Track
    Start Trailhead:Creeksyde Park  1058 ft / 322 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics



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